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How I Use Tai Chi in My Psychological Counseling

By Dr. Elizabeth Nyang About the author: Dr. Nyang is a LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) and ATCQA-certified Tai Chi Practitioner. She holds a master’s degree in counseling and a…

Summary of the Presentation: Tai Chi for Mental Health

To observe the Mental Health Awareness Month in May, ATCQA released the slide show, “Tai Chi for Mental Health”. ATCQA Certified Instructors/Practitioners and members can use it for presentations to…

A Tai Chi & Qigong Exercise Customized for Young People: Short-term, Targeting Core Strength, Explosive Force and Anxiety

Taichi Qigong exercise offers numerous health benefits and could serve as a suitable option for college students. Traditional programs, however, are time-consuming and necessitate long-term commitments, which may not suit…

Tai Chi Helped College Students in Dealing with Pandemic-induced Panic

College students, undergoing crucial cognitive development, face challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic that impacts their executive functions. While existing research indicates positive effects of Tai Chi (TC) on college students’…

Which Mind-body Exercise the Most Effective on Anxiety and Depression in Older People?

Limited research directly compares the clinical effects of different types of mind-body exercises on anxiety and depression in older adults. Therefore, some Chinese scientists conducted a systematic review and network…

Integrating Psychological Methods and Tai Chi/Qigong: A Holistic Approach to Healing

In the evolving landscape of holistic health practices , the integration of psychological methods stemming from modern psychotherapy with ancient practices like Tai Chi and Qigong is gaining recognition. Dr.…

Different Types of Tai Chi Exercise Show Different Effects in Alleviating Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

The body of evidence supporting the beneficial effects of Tai Chi in reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms in older adults is steadily increasing. Nonetheless, there remains a scarcity of studies…

For Veterans, Tai Chi Can Be a Complementary Therapy for Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are two of the top five mental illnesses veterans report. Treatment for depression and anxiety includes medications and psychiatric treatment in inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs;…